MagpieMadness offers beautiful hand-made jewelry that is fashionable and affordable. I specialize in turquoise, crystal, pearls and semi-precious gems. I really enjoy working with silver, vintage bronze, and antiqued copper. Each piece is carefully crafted in my studio with attention given to style, design, and quality. Magpie creates wedding party jewelry, offers home parties, and provides custom-design.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Skies are Not Cloud All Day SOLD

Home, Home on the range...
where the deer and the antelope range.
Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam
and the skies are not cloudy all day....

29 inches of gorgeous faceted clear rock crystal and hammered silver links. Not a cloud in sight:) Adjustable with a silver lobster clasp. Can be lengthened/shortened if needed. SOLD

Monday, August 29, 2011

Blue Bird of Happiness SOLD

Mondays. Right. Got it. May the Blue Bird of Happiness sing to you a song of encouragement. Beautiful blue Peruvian Opal stones are blended with white freshwater pearls, AA grade rock crystal ovals, antiqued silver bird charms and a few blue czech glass dangles. SOLD

Coordinating Necklace 16" long to the pendant is silver plated chain, Peruvian Opal, swarovski crystal and an antiqued silver flower charm. $23 Necklace, Coordinating Earrings $10

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Go Fish SOLD

We're spending the day at the beach today...camped out at Mission Bay enjoying the sun, green grass, sandy know.
So, in view of our proximity to the water, I bring you Go Fish, a delightful collection of charming lampwork glass fish and sea creatures.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Swarm SOLD

Swarm is a festival of insects...honey bees and a hive, an ant, a wasp, dragon flies, even a spider (not technically an insect) sprinkled with black agate coins and teardrops and faceted czech glass. Swarm is adjustable with an oversized lobster clasp.  SOLD

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bolivian SOLD

Bolivian brings your the bright colorful stones reflected in a Bolivian dancer's loom-woven skirts. Julianna strung this and thinks it's just wonderful. 17.5 " to the pendant. Antiqued copper, red river stone, green calcite, and yellow and blue turquoises.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sunrise Valley SOLD

Be captivated by the sunrise! Sunrise Valley measures 17 inches to the pendant. Long ovals of Crazy Lace Agate, coconut wood heishi spacers and a darkened metal pendant. SOLD

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Down to Earth 3 and 4 SOLD

Back by customer's Down to Earth....the perfect blend of neutral colors in two different styles/lengths. Get your groove on!

Down to Earth Necklace 3
28" of Crazy Lace Agate, faceted Calcite, Palm Wood, Czech crystal glass and silver chain. You'll love it!  SOLD

Down to Earth Necklace Four
A bit shorter at 24 inches. Crazy Lace Agate, Honey Calcite, Palm  Wood and Fire Polished Czech glass. SOLD

Monday, August 22, 2011

Flower Power Yellow Daisy Set SOLD

Can't help feeling happen when you'r wearing these 17.5 inches (plus up to two extender) of fabulous yellow candy jade, a few faceted czech crystals thrown in, darling daisy end caps and a really fun flower off-side connector/pendant. SOLD

Or Coordinating Bracelet. Flower Power Yellow Daisy Bracelet. Yellow Candy Jade, Faceted Czech glass cystal, Daisy End Caps, and a bright silver toggle clasp. $32, Earrings $8

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Torrey Pines III SOLD

And a surprise posting for the weekend....another of our wildly popular Torrey Pines...Necklace is 16" long to the pendant. Antiqued copper chain, turquoise pendant and stones and faceted calcite. Necklace is $33, Earrings $9

Friday, August 19, 2011

Alpine SOLD

There isn't much in Alpine beyond rocks, rocks, and more rocks. Most people head up that way to shop at Viejas, the outlet center or to cast their lots at the casino. This simple necklace reminded me of the drive to Alpine where the landscape is dotted with bolders jutting from the climbing hills. Alpine is adjustable and measures 17.5 inches. Antiqued copper chain and leopard skin jasper stones. SOLD

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Julian Attic SOLD

I spent last week browsing around Julian with a very good friend. What a delightful assortment of new stuff, old stuff, and the kind of stuff you'd find in someone's attic. I found a few treasures and got ideas for new projects and table displays.

Vintage is IN in case you hadn't noticed. The bronze jewelry in your grandmother's jewelry box is the hip thing to wear. I've blended some old elements (bronze chain) with new elements, creamy coin pearls, turquoise teardrops, czech fire polished glass for a really fun reminder of the days gone by. Necklace is adjustable and measures 18 inches. SOLD

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Seaport Village

When the skies are clear and a crisp breeze is catching my hair in wisps you're likely to find me strolling around Seaport Village, a favorite place to bring our eastern friends. Blue waters, white sails hoisted high, and touches of red storefront awnings lend itself to a charming quadrant of San Diego. Not to mention the delicious smell of broiled fish for lunch. Yum Yum.

Seaport Village is 16 inches to the 1 inch long pendant. Fun sky blue magnesite squares and hammered silver links with a few Swarovski crystals thrown in for good measure. Necklace is $33, Earrings $9

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Balboa Gardens SOLD

San Diego's Botantical Gardens are a world class attraction. We have gardens that specialize in California horticulture, desert vegitation, the Japanese Friendship Garden and so many more. Most identified, however, is the sweeping Botanical Garden edifice which towers over the Lily Pond. Bult for the 1915 exposition the historic building is one of the largest lath structures in the world.

Dark black agate coin sized stones spaced with antique silver discs and swarovski crystals culminate with a lampwork glass dragonfly pendant. Necklace is 18 +2 inches long.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Old Town Afternoon SOLD

Feel the spicy scent of fajitas sizzling on the grill, hear the bustle of people mingled with mariachi music and see swirling colorful skirts of the shop keepers hocking their wares. It's San Diego Old the heart of the city an attempt to recreate an authentic early century view of this border town.

In Old Town you see the sizzling dark pink magnesite nuggets and hammered antiqued silver. I added in a touch of sparke to catch they eye. The antiqued matte silverish pendant looks as if it could have been carved by one of these ancient artisans. 18.5 + 2 inches long.

Necklace $36, Earrlings $9

More San Diego Locations coming up...

Hello Magpies....I've created more necklaces named after well-known San Diego attractions/towns. Enjoy making the associations and I will welcome your feedback. Keep sending in your ideas!

Friday, August 12, 2011

When you Wish Upon a Star SOLD

Matching Star Light in stones from brings another song...When you Wish Upon a Star...citrine, coin pearls, freshwater round pearls, and gold plated hammered links and gold plated wire...Just lovely! Necklace is   inches long. Necklace $65 Earrings $11

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Star Light Star Bright

Another one of our gold plated selections...Star Light, Star Bright,

Star light, star bright,
The first star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight
However, I have used gold StarFish, coin pearls and golden freshwater pearls, AA citrine! What a treasure load of the starry sea.

This bracelet is adjustable! $36
* Coordinates with tomorrow's necklace/earrings. I can made separate earrings for this if desired.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Let's Rock this Party

If you've been following my blog for very long you'll know that I LOVE rock crystal! Let's Rock this Party takes crystal clear chunky rock quartz crystal and spaces it with topaz brown swarovski crystals, then finishes it with sterling silver! 17.5 inches long

Necklace $50, Earrings on Sterling Silver wires, $11

Magpie Sterling Debut

One of the platform values for Magpie Madness has been that I create beautiful jewelry that's affordable. Most of what I offer is created in silver plate or antiqued metals. However, I do stumble across beautiful stones that really need to be coupled with sterling silver or gold wires! And a number of you have asked me for jewelry created from these higher end metals.

So, I am debuting a new line of sterling silver finshed creations....Magpie Sterling. What do you think? I'd like to know more. All my photographs of sterling pieces will be tagged with a silver medalion in one corner.Happy Shopping.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Some Enchanted Evening SOLD

Some enchanted evening
You may see a stranger,
you may see a stranger
Across a crowded room
And somehow you know,
You know even then
That somewhere you'll see her
Again and again....
Never let her go!

Can't you just hear Frank crooning this in a small Parisian cafe? It is true, of all the places I've traveled, Paris really is one of the most romatic places on earth.

Necklace of silvery gray freshwater pearls and faceted czech crystal is 34" long SOLD
Bracelet is adjustable at 8 inches long and includes a slate gray freshwater pearls, czech crystal, and antiqued silver charms (camera, airplane, coffee cups,  and Eiffel towers), SOLD

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Swing Dance SOLD

Swing your partner DoSiDo (did I say that right?)...Swing Dance is fantastic! The lovely pink crazy lace agate full of natural striations is so beautiful. I linked these stones with hammered silver plated ovals and a couple fuschia swarovski crystals for muted bling! Gorgeous. 32inches and adjustable in the back. Necklace a bargain at $36, Earrings on extra large kidney wires, $9

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Plum Crazy

Are you a purple fan? Plum Crazy is a great way to showcase your passions. Right at 7 inches long, Plum Crazy will have you out of your mind with purple dancing pearls, swarovski crystals and a german silver toggle clasp. Bracelet $30, Earrings $9 or set for $35

Monday, August 1, 2011


Crisp and refreshing as the flower, this understated five-strand necklace subtly features an antiqued silver flower nestled amidst layers of white glass seed beads and silver balls. Necklace $33, Earrings $9